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USA: Federal Court is keeping Vadim Mikerin under lock and key01:13

USA: Federal Court is keeping Vadim Mikerin under lock and key

United States, Maryland
November 6, 2014 at 21:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian national Vadim Mikerin, general director of TENAM USA (subsidiary of Russian nuclear giant ROSATOM), was sentenced to remain in custody by the US Federal Court in Greenbelt, Maryland on Thursday. His wife and lawyer were present at the hearing and left afterwards.

During the hearing, US District Attorney said that US authorities fear Mikerin's escape if he was released stating that it would be hard to bring him back, as there is no extradition treaty between Russia and the United States.

Vadim Mikerin is charged with accepting more than $1.6 million (€1.3 million) in bribes for providing contracts worth $33 million (€27 million) for transporting Russian radioactive material to the USA, according to an official United States Attorney's Office release. If found guilty, Mikerin could face 20 years in prison.

USA: Federal Court is keeping Vadim Mikerin under lock and key01:13
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Russian national Vadim Mikerin, general director of TENAM USA (subsidiary of Russian nuclear giant ROSATOM), was sentenced to remain in custody by the US Federal Court in Greenbelt, Maryland on Thursday. His wife and lawyer were present at the hearing and left afterwards.

During the hearing, US District Attorney said that US authorities fear Mikerin's escape if he was released stating that it would be hard to bring him back, as there is no extradition treaty between Russia and the United States.

Vadim Mikerin is charged with accepting more than $1.6 million (€1.3 million) in bribes for providing contracts worth $33 million (€27 million) for transporting Russian radioactive material to the USA, according to an official United States Attorney's Office release. If found guilty, Mikerin could face 20 years in prison.

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